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Bop or Flop: My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance. Often known as an “emo” pop-punk band, was formed in 2001 by artist and writer Gerard Way. Becoming popular during the mid-2000’s, the band was able to obtain multiple platinum albums and sell thousands of tickets on tours alone. Although the band broke up in 2013, people still listened to their music, and as if they were hearing their fans prayers, the group reunited in 2019.

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The Chainsmokers Song “Paris” Trending As Pro-Choice TikTok Anthem

The popularity of TikTok as one of the largest social media platforms also gives rise to the popularity of certain songs and “sounds” used on the app. Songs like “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush spiked in streams following its use in Stranger Things and subsequent popularity on TikTok, and now another song is circulating the app for an even greater good. The Chainsmokers’s song “Paris,” released in 2017, is now being used on TikTok by pro-choice activists following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24th. 

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Big Sean and Jhene Aiko Expecting Child

Rapper Big Sean and his girlfriend, singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko, are expecting their first child together. The rapper took to social media over the weekend to express his excitement and confirm the news.
“Whole new motivation for real!” Sean wrote on his Instagram Story on Sunday. “Very grateful God continues to bless us, thank you. Can’t wait to be a Dad,” he added with a black heart emoji next to the statement.

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Kendrick Lamar Announces ‘Mr.
Morale & The Big Steppers’ Vinyl
Release

Kendrick Lamar first announced the vinyl release of his record on Thursday, and has made it available for pre-order today July 1. The incredible album is available for pre-order on 180g black and an exclusive gold-brown pressings. Orders are expected to roll out expected starting on August 26. The release of the vinyl includes the entirety of the double-disc album, which includes 18 songs that span over 73 minutes.

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Calvin Harris Confirms Release Date of New Album

Calvin Harris has confirmed the release date and name for his new album, ‘Funk Wav Bounces Volume 2’. The album was announced via the Scottish producer’s social media, including a billboard photo near the ten freeway on the way to the infamous Coachella Festival with the new album title. “Summer ’22, it’s happening,” Harris wrote on his Instagram caption to the image.

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Op-Ed: Give Music in a Language You Don’t Understand a Try

There are generally two kinds of music listeners, those who listen to lyrics first and the sound second and those who do the opposite. This rule doesn’t usually cross genre and taste, if you’re committed to liking hip-hop a country singers’ poetic lyrics are unlikely to get you into their music.

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Mastercard Launches a Music Album: Priceless

Mastercard has dropped its first music album, titled Priceless. The album, which is already available on Spotify and YouTube, features 10 original songs by 10 different artists from all around the world. Each track is meant to incorporate the melody of Mastercard’s brand sound in a unique way.

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Karol G Wins 9 Awards at 2022 Premios Tu Musica Urbano

Colombian singer won big at the Premios Tu Música Urbano awards, which took place last Thursday, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The ceremony, which is held annually, featured awards for 37 categories, out of which the Colombian artist took 9 home, including artist of the year, top social artist, tour of the year for Bichota, and collaboration of the year Mamiii, her collaboration with Becky G.

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Willow Smith and Justin Bieber Pull Out of Summerfest

Summerfest has now lost several of its headliners as Willow Smith pulls out of the festival just a week after Justin Bieber did. Willow has yet to release any information as to her reasoning for dropping her performance at the event. Justin Bieber had to cancel this and several of his shows after experiencing a rare facial paralysis.

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Stormzy Receives Honorary Degree From Exeter University

Rapper, Stormzy, can add another achievement to his list of accomplishments as he has received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding contribution to society.” The rapper also gave a heartwrenching speech to the graduating class, where he shared his different journey compared to the graduating class.

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Op-Ed: Music and Poetry: How They Are Similar and Why They Are Important

Like many art forms, music and poetry are so similar and have a timeless impact on the world we live in today. Though there are many art forms like dancing, painting, sculpting, and performing, music and poetry are artistic outlets that often go hand in hand. They are all forms of expression, yet poetry and music have been connected for centuries, through many different cultures and countries.

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Russian Music Banned in Ukraine

to “derussify” the country and separate itself from the attacking nation. The bill was passed on June 19th and by removing Russian-language music in public spaces, the percentage of Ukrainian music was subsequently increased, boosting the overall focus on Ukrainian culture that is separated from Russian influence. 

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